Archives

Archive for the ‘Corporate Banking’ Category

Corporate treasury departments initiate and approve millions of dollars in high-value payments on a daily basis. As an example, in May 2015 the average amount of a US Fedwire transfer was $5.7 million. Because of the dollar value of these transactions, banks were early adopters of enhanced authentication for corporate online banking applications. Many banks […]

Jun 30th, 2015 | Filed under Banking, Corporate Banking

Mining data to create better products and cross-sell opportunities is a perennial topic of conversation with banks. We’re often asked who does it well – in fact, I was asked this just last week. And the answer is…not many, frankly. More the exception than the norm. Some other industries who have recognised this however have […]

Jun 29th, 2015 | Filed under Banking, Corporate Banking, Retail Banking

Yesterday saw very interesting news coming out of Europe regarding a joint venture between 6 European ACHs.  To understand why many of us have sat up and taken VERY close interest in the announcement, we need to review some recent history first. Much of this will be covered in more detail in a forthcoming report […]

Jun 26th, 2015 | Filed under Banking, Corporate Banking, Retail Banking

Last week I joined Celent’s banking practice as a Senior Analyst covering Corporate Banking. I join fellow corporate banking analysts, Gareth Lodge and Jim O’Neill. Gareth covers payments back office, payments infrastructures, and payments connectivity. Jim covers core systems modernization, the impact of cloud computing, and treasury management technology. My coverage will be focused on […]

Jun 12th, 2015 | Filed under Corporate Banking

This week’s NACHA vote in favor of mandatory rules changes enabling same-day ACH settlement is no surprise. Some of the press coverage suggests this represents some sort of significant achievement. Really? By March 2018 (when the network is currently expected to be able to fully support systemwide changes) I predict there will be industrywide consensus […]

May 22nd, 2015 | Filed under Banking, Corporate Banking, Retail Banking

As many of you know, I’ve been on something of a world tour, which started with Nacha Payments in New Orleans in mid-April. Expect a flurry of blogs as I pass on my impressions from my travels, starting with the Nacha show. Whilst I may live in London, I have global coverage. Payments is an […]

May 20th, 2015 | Filed under Banking, Corporate Banking, Retail Banking

As analysts, we are often asked to predict the future. It’s a fun part of the job, and leads to some interesting conversations. Whilst we rarely are retrospectively scored on our accuracy, I suspect most analysts, myself included, keep a mental tally. The acquisition of Fundtech by D+H for $1.25bn is something of a tick […]

Apr 29th, 2015 | Filed under Banking, Corporate Banking, Retail Banking

There have been a few mainstream press mentions of e-invoicing and invoice financing over the last few weeks. For many readers not closely following the space, I suspect this will be the first thing they’ve really seen about the topic. Some of the numbers quoted in the articles have been eye catching – a trillion […]

Apr 15th, 2015 | Filed under Banking, Corporate Banking

Last week was busy for Celent: on Monday we hosted our annual Innovation and Insight Day at Carnegie Hall (more on that later). Tuesday we assembled the Celent team from around the globe for our annual in-person meeting. We find that even in this age of virtual teams and instant connectivity, there’s no substitute for […]

Mar 31st, 2015 | Filed under Banking, Corporate Banking, Retail Banking

Stick with me on this – all will become clear! So, I suspect we all have the same conversations at parties when making small talk with people you’ve just met – “…and what do you do?” There’s the standard work answer: “We help banks make the right technology purchases for their business. We start with […]

Mar 16th, 2015 | Filed under Banking, Corporate Banking